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Old 05-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #31
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Nice I just picked up a go pro hero 2 about a week ago in hopes of getting footage much like yours, minus the sharks of course though it did make things more interesting.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:49 AM   #32
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Default Shark Sheild..????

Just wondering how much of a differance something like a Shark Sheild would have made...I am still on the fence about getting one but hear good things for them...
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:07 AM   #33
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I don't know.....haven't used one .....don't like the though of having ANOTHER piece of gear hanging off of me, but I think that since they are getting good reviews .....I would consider one for certain situations (low vis,night dives,spearfishing)
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #34
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don't like the though of having ANOTHER piece of gear hanging off of me
Thats kind of what I was thinking but, maybe it's not that bad?
I guess I'll get to see tomorrow when millertime uses his new one...
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:11 AM   #35
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Used shark shields for a couple years now. Sharks never got close enough for me to even have to give them a poke. Had 3 snappers on a stringer attached to the wreck. My son alerted me about 2 sharks circling the stringer. I went to pick up the stringer and the sharks immediately left.
But the time I remember the most was on the Russian Freighter, the largest Bull I have ever seen, he was huge wanted our snapper. I seen a few 6 footers but this guy dwarfed them all. Do they get 9 to 10 feet...Maybe it was underwater magnification but he was huge and coming straight towards us. A smaller 6 to 7 footer was behind him. He got within 6 feet and took an immediate right. The smaller one took a left and they circled but never got closer than 6 feet. At the end of the dive had to re-set the anchor since it was hung in rubble and the big one was still there, hanging in the fringes. I think Shark Shields work! Seen them work...If its scientifically proven they don't... please don't tell me.
PS They add a level of confidence for me that's irreplaceable...Guess I'm just chicken!
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #36
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To the OP, we dove the Heron yesterday and had 2 sharks roll up on us like they owned the spot. Circled us a few times and acted like they wanted a piece of us. Course it could've been the 40 pound cobia by buddy shot. got our gear and got the hell outta dodge.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #37
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Just wondering how much of a differance something like a Shark Sheild would have made...I am still on the fence about getting one but hear good things for them...
I will try to get some video of my SharkShield in action sometime soon. I would also like to show how sharks lose interest when you send your fish to the surface on a lift-bag.

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #38
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I took my new (new to me tank) to Dive pros to get hydro'd today.
I was talking to CJ about diving and she said that one of the spots she dove yesterday was tug Heron, I asked if she saw any sharks and I think she went a little bit white as she told me about 2 sharks that wouldn't leave them alone and kept coming back. I asked her if she saw Scotts video, she said "what video?" so I had to show her..... So apparently they are still there.
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Gonna have to make another Heron Dive.....sounds like those two sharks have become accustomed to getting aggressive with divers. Next time it will be with a couple of power heads......and a couple of cameras of course! I don't like to kill sharks, but this seems kind of like the same thing as when Bears loose their fear of people, and have to be put down.
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Sign me up for that dive, my powerhead is ready!
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